About our School
Gourdon Primary School is a non-denominational school rebuilt in 1957 following a fire which destroyed the original building. The school serves the village and surrounding area and comprises a variety of owner occupier and council houses. The school was inspected by HMIE in June 2010 showing that we are very good in Improvements in Performance, Learners’ Experiences, Meeting Learning Needs and Improvement through Self-Evaluation and good in The Curriculum for Excellence. Improvement for the school and education authority was Curriculum for Excellence.
On leaving Gourdon School, most pupils transfer to Mackie Academy in Stonehaven which has 11 associated primary schools within the Stonehaven Community Schools Network (CSN).
Within the Stonehaven CSN, all services operate in an integrated framework in order to ensure that every child has the optimum opportunity to maximize his or her full potential.
The school has five classrooms and a small hall which can be screened off from the dining room where meals are served from our own kitchen. The playground area surrounds the school and is a mixture of grassy areas and tarred surfaces with benches and flower tubs to enhance the landscaping.
Access to the school is through the main door at Reception where a monitored security system with camera is in operation. All other doors in the school are locked (from outside) during the school day but are easily opened in case of fire.
For the safety of all pupils, parents should not use the staff car park.
In our school we have five classes a P1/2, P3/4A, P3/4B, P5 & P6/7 with the current school roll at 88. The school has an active Parent Forum know as T.A.G. – ‘Together at Gourdon’ and has an enthusiastic Pupil Council and has a newly formed Rights Respecting School Group. We currently hold a silver ECO School award and are working towards accreditation for Rights Respecting School.
Morning Session 9.15am – 10.45am
Morning Break 10.45am – 11.00am
Lunch 12.30pm – 1.30pm
Afternoon Session 1.30pm – 3.30pm
A daily Breakfast Club runs from 9.00am – 9.15am and is open to all pupils.
The school office is manned from 9.15am – 3.45pm on Mondays – Fridays
Online e-payment for school meals and other online purchases:
Aberdeenshire Council is introducing a secure and easy way of making payments to your childs primary school for meals and more. Gourdon Primary School will be activated on the system on Monday 6th June and you will be able to make payments a few days in advance of this. Your child will be given a letter home with instructions on how to sign up for and begin using the new system. A video guide to the registration process is available online at https://youtu.be/YwH9_3n7O41 and is also available to view on Aberdeenshire Council’s school catering webpages. Should you have any queries or issues with registering for this system please contact the helpline on 03456 08 12 02.